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Table 6 Spearman’s correlation coefficients and level of significance between orifices of each nipple and various obtained parameters

From: In vivo assessment of number of milk duct orifices in lactating women and association with parameters in the mother and the infant

  Orifices left Orifices right
Woman’s age r = 0.153 r = 0.024
Weeks of gestation r = -0.003 r = 0.037
Woman’s fluid intake r = 0.076 r = 0.238; p = 0.028
Maternity leave r = 0.044 r = -0.056
Intended breastfeeding period r = 0.122 r = 0.089
Female infant’s weight r = 0.185 r = 0.220
Male infant’s weight r = -0.109 r = 0.012
Female infant’s height r = 0.167 r = 0.080
Male infant’s height r = -0.242; p = 0.081 r = -0.062
Female infant’s age r = 0.031 r = 0.016
Male infant’s age r = -0.010 r = 0.155
Female feeding time r = 0.076 r = 0.065
Male feeding time r = -0.200 r = -0.266; p = 0.049